[plt-scheme] IE Warnings

From: YC (yinso.chen at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jun 26 14:30:25 EDT 2008

To manually disable the warning you can find the solution here  -
http://radio.javaranch.com/pascarello/2005/05/18/1116473896158.html.  It
works in XP (I don't have Vista to verify), and it's easier to do than using

If it's just for yourself - the above should do it.

If it's for deployment to others, my suggestions are 1) tell others about
the manual solution, 2) as you said - use the installer to flip the registry
(and as you said - not the best idea), or 3) deploy a mini web server and
serve the file via that mini web server that only listen to the localhost
(an icon that'll start the web server then shell-execute the link to the
home page ought to do it).

IMHO html files is easier to read from a web server (local or remote) rather
than a file system.


On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> (This is in case there's anyone that has a good solution to this
> problem.)
> When you view local files with scripts, you get IE to show the warning
> bar, which you must use to enable javascript.  This is a problem that
> affects practically all pages, since they all have some JS.
> (Quick poll: is there anyone that has this problem (and is annoyed by
> it)?)
> The only solution I've seen is to add a "mark of the web" (MOTW),
> which is a comment the tells IE to pretend that the page is on a
> different security zone.  It looks like this:
>  <!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
> (This was, of course, very hard to get to work: nobody thought that
> it's good to mention that the comment must end the line, and its line
> must have a CRLF...)
> Anyway, adding this mark works, but if you try it you'll see that
> links stop working.  The thing is that the above mark switches IE to
> the "internet" zone, and since that is lower on the hierarchy than
> local files, `file://' links will just not work.  IIRC, the local
> files belong to the "my computer" zone which is higher on the zone
> hierarchy, but it's still more restricted because of MS's "local
> machine zone lockdown"...  As a complement this logical set of
> decisions, the non-functional links are just not working when you
> click them -- no dialog, no information bar, no beeps, not even the
> small "!" icon at the bottom.  Nothing.
> The "obvious" solution to this is to add the MOTW to *all* pages.
> However, there are some links to non-html pages (like in the release
> notes).  In these cases there is no place to add the mark, and
> (AFAICT) no way to make this work.  This makes the MOTW solution
> impractical, since the links are just not responding.  (If they'd only
> have some warning message that would be fine...)
> Anyway, I don't see any reasonable options left.  Unreasonable options
> include:
> - recommending against using IE (or Windows...);
> - recommending viewing the manuals on-line when possible;
> - making the PLT installer flip the bit that avoids the problem
>  (personally, I'd be pissed if some installer did this behind my
>  back);
> - use an obnoxious .hta wrapper around the manuals;
> - tell people to live with it or disable it themselves (which is
>  effectively the current situation without the "tell" part).
> I've been banging my head against this stupidity for too many hours.
> If anyone has an advice, I'll appreciate it.
> --
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